62. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Press Releases

06/2019, 19.09.2019

The DOK Co-Pro Market 2019: A Plethora of Perspectives and Visual Languages


This year the 15th DOK Co-Pro Market once again provides the opportunity for international film projects still in development to find co-production and financing partners. Some 309 projects were submitted, 35 of which have now been selected for the platform. They come from 40 countries.(...)


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05/2019, 17.09.2019

Weltkino is donating the Golden Dove in the German Competition of DOK Leipzig


DOK Leipzig has a new prize donor. For the 62nd edition of the festival, film distributor Weltkino is donating the 10,000-euro Golden Dove in the German Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film. Each year from among the films submitted, the festival selects some ten outstanding German productions for this prestigious competition, all of them contending for this award.(...)

04/2019, 12.09.2019

Distinguished Festival Guests: The Brothers Quay Come to DOK Leipzig


Three Special Programmes on animated films | Special Programme Line-Up Confirmed | Jürgen Kuttner returns


The Brothers Quay, masters of stop-motion and puppet animation, are distinguished guests at this year’s edition of DOK Leipzig. In the Brothers Quay night*footnotes they’ll personally give the audience a glimpse of their creative work. In the Special Programme Potentiae Materialis: Homage Brothers Quay, DOK Leipzig will be showing a selection of the artistic duo’s ethereal, sometimes creepy, but always striking works. Part of the programme will consist of a series of films that the brothers have been given carte blanche to curate themselves. In addition, the Brothers Quay have contributed this year’s festival trailer. (...)

03/2019, 06.08.2019

Symposium as Part of DOK Leipzig 2019: Who Owns the Truth?


Two days of the festival dedicated to how documentaries engage with political opponents | First Special Programmes announced


During this year’s edition, DOK Leipzig aims to create even more room for debate. The festival is putting on a two-day symposium entitled Who Owns the Truth? to explore and discuss the different ways in which filmmakers engage with political opponents. (...)

02/2019, 27.06.2019

New prize for female directors at the DOK Co-Pro Market


The Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts will award a 5.000 Euro development prize


Female directors will have the chance to win a new prize at DOK Leipzig, in the form of financial support for the development of their film projects. Together with the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (SMWK), DOK Leipzig will award an outstanding documentary film project selected for the DOK Co-Pro Market, further expanding the festival’s commitment to women in the documentary industry. The Development Prize for the Best Female Director of the Saxon State Minister for the Arts is endowed with 5,000 Euros. (...)

01/2019, 04.03.2019

Let's Get Started: DOK Leipzig 2019 Is Open for Entries


From now on documentaries, animated films and animated documentaries of all lengths as well as interactive works can be submitted to the 62nd edition of DOK Leipzig. The submitted films may be nominated for one of the festival’s six prestigious competitions and several special awards with a total prize money of about 75,000 euros. Additionally, DOK Leipzig is a qualifying festival for the ACADEMY AWARDS© and the European Film Awards. (...)